Isolated AC-DC Converter with PFC Enables Lowest-profile Power Systems
Tue, 11/16/2010 - 6:31am
Vicor Corporation introduced the PFM VI BRICK module, an isolated AC-DC converter with Power Factor Correction (PFC). With its Adaptive Cell architecture enabling consistently high efficiency over worldwide AC mains, the PFM VI BRICK delivers 330 W at 48 V (SELV) in a 9.5 mm-thin profile. This module provides isolation, voltage transformation and PFC regulation in a single stage using advanced, high-frequency soft switching technology. According to the company, its thin profile liberates system architects from dimensional constraints of bulky power supplies. Its small size, coupled with secondary-side energy storage at 48V, allows the flexibility and creativity to design slim products with competitive advantages. Its modular, scalable power component functionality supports efficient, cost-effective power systems with 'N+1' redundancy.